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    Riku Tahko is entered to Finnish Championship series with MINI one (Rally2+Kit)
    SM2 is class, same as Gr.N Mitsu/Subaru (ex.R5 cars are SM1 class)
    First event Arctic Lapland Rally 17-18th January
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    We have two R4s in Monte this year. a Fiat 500x and a Dacia Sandero.
    They went very different in the SD, but could be reasons for that.

    Lets hope they both see the checkered flag so they can collect good data for the teams and Oreca.

    Not sure of the driver quality, since I know none of them. Anyone that knows more here?

    I think the Fiat have come futher in their development curve, but lets see.

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    @sulland Raphael Astier if I'm not mistaken used to drive for Peugeot and it is a fast driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingTuga View Post
    @sulland Raphael Astier if I'm not mistaken used to drive for Peugeot and it is a fast driver.
    Raphael Astier has plenty of experience with R2, RGT and last year whole season with R5 in France. Good and fast driver. With the respect to Ermanno Dionisio with Dacia, no chance to compare this two drivers in terms of quality...

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    Borrowed from the postugese thread:

    Suzuki Ibérica in 2 Portugues Rallys with the new Swift R4lly S (Rali Serras de Fafe and Castelo Branco).

    Also in Portugal Rally (WRC)

    https://www.laregion.es/articulo/mas...641920500.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingTuga View Post
    @sulland Raphael Astier if I'm not mistaken used to drive for Peugeot and it is a fast driver.
    I don't think Raphael Astier has been a Peugeot driver.
    Also, don't confuse him with Loic Astier. Loic is faster (won the french junior championship).
    But for sure, Raphael is fast as well! He has some previous WRC experience:
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile...aphael-astier/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    We have two R4s in Monte this year. a Fiat 500x and a Dacia Sandero.
    They went very different in the SD, but could be reasons for that.

    Lets hope they both see the checkered flag so they can collect good data for the teams and Oreca.

    Not sure of the driver quality, since I know none of them. Anyone that knows more here?

    I think the Fiat have come futher in their development curve, but lets see.
    Any video footage from SD from these cars?
    Post your own splits on the net: find RallyStopwatch on the Google Play Store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    We have two R4s in Monte this year. a Fiat 500x and a Dacia Sandero.
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    Not sure of the driver quality, since I know none of them. Anyone that knows more here?
    Astier is a good driver.
    Dionisio is a 60-year-old veteran driver from Italy, who has never won anything important, so don't expect much from him
    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    To get a good measure on speed difference btw R5 and R4 in practice we need a rally or two, where good international drivers take care of a couple of R4s.
    If I was working in Oreca, I would have tried to get a few tests like that to happen.

    There are a few drivers available these days that might enjoy driving a R4 in WRC or ERC.

    But the Fiat is doing ok in Monte, so far.

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    Congratulation to the Milano Fiat Team and Astier/Vauclare for a very good FIA debut.

    Also to Dionisio for bringing the Dacia Sandero to the finish line.

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